SUNY Oswego students prepare to take final exams online

OSWEGO, N.Y. — SUNY Oswego students are starting to prepare for final exams in a way no one expected when the semester began in January. Finals week and exams will take place at home.

SUNY Oswego sophomore Brandon Ladd says he’s been able to keep a positive attitude during his online learning experience, but he knows final exams are not going to be easy since he has been away from classrooms for more than a month.

“It’s tough because we don’t have the traditional learning setting to anticipate what’s going to be on it,” Ladd said. “So just review the study material a few more times probably. Just hope and pray it goes my way on the exams but not much you can do about it, and you can’t really worry about it.”

Ladd says online learning has been a good experience, even though he wishes he could have been back in the classroom. He gives credit to all his professors for being in constant communication since online learning began.

“They’ve done a great job,” Ladd said. “Their emails are open, they say all the time. They’ve made enough time where if I’ve had a problem or if any student has had a problem they can reach out and a solution would be arrived to pretty quickly.”

Ladd’s professors have informed him that final exams will be emailed to him or sent through Blackboard, and he will have two hours to complete them. Many professors have given their students practice exams so they can anticipate what to expect as most finals will be taken next week.